2024 Reading Challenge

2024 Reading Challenge
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Friday, February 5, 2010

REVIEW for Just Call me Rita

Thank you to the author for sending me a copy of her book!
TITLE: Rita's Diary
GENRE: Chick Lit (sort of)
RATING: 3 Stars
I really did not know what to expect when I received a copy of this book. I have to say that the cover was a bit of a turn off - I am not sure if it was supposed to be sexy, but it was more creepy than anything else.

As I started reading this "diary" type book, I immediately realized that this is not for the faint of heart - i.e. this diary is explicit in almost every way and I can see how it could be taken as offensive to some people, however, since it takes a lot to offend or shock me, I decided to continue reading it.

Amazingly, I was kind of entertained by this book. The entries are all written in the 1980's and while I was in my twenties by then, reading some of this stuff did bring up some memories (albeit, mine were on the mild side) of what it was like to live in that decade.

Truly, the 80's was the decade of the decadent, the self-indulged and the "me, me, me" and as you read the entries in this book, you will, no doubt, remember how liberating and crazy it actually was to be hip and young during that period.

Someone once told me that the 80's was the decade of excess and certainly, this is true for the main character in this book.

This girl did it all and was not afraid to tell us about it! Some of it seemed somewhat gratuitous to me and a little pushed for the sake of "shock value", but I gotta say that overall, I actually thought this book was a great stroll through memory lane and through a decade that I am happy I don't have to live through again (but it was fun to remember it a little).


Wall-to-wall books said...

Hmmm, I think I will skip this one, don't really care for the "shock factor".

bermudaonion said...

So, is this a true story?

Tina said...

Bermudaonion, Yes, I think it actually was a true story!! Scary but true!

Donna said...

Tina, who is the author? Maybe you've written it somewhere and I'm missing it. I'm very curious about this book now!

Tina said...

Donna, the author is JD Rosy.

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